Critically-acclaimed Austin-based singer-songwriter, musician, recording artist, and actress Patricia Vonne is a native of San Antonio and her unique "border rock" is a product of that city's cultural "menudo." She is the sister of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and was a cult hit as “Zorro Girl” in his Sin Ciy films. On the show, Patricia performs from her new album, Viva Bandolera, backed by Rick Del Castillo and Robert La Roche.
Writing about Vonne, The Austin Chronicle says that, "The caliente combination of Latino rhythm and American rock & roll has been well explored by everyone from Doug Sahm to the Cruzados, yet Patricia Vonne's... is more stylized, a feminine, sensual rendering. Romance and rock & roll rarely sound so good." Vonne's new album, Viva Bandolera, sung entirely in Spanish, is a compilation of songs -- collected from her five previous albums -- that explore her experience as a Tejana.
Patricia Vonne spent a decade in New York in the '90s and then moved to Austin where, with her striking looks and dramatic stage persona, she made an indelible impression on audiences with her "bilingual lyrics, flamenco dance moves, and castanets that buzz like rattlesnakes one moment; down 'n' dirty roadhouse rock 'n' roll the next." As one critic put it, "Vonne...can move quickly between serious and playful, sultry and steely, tough and tender."
Vonne carved out a second career as an actress in several of her brother’s films, including Sin City, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Spy Kids, and Machete Kills. Her role as "Dallas," aka "Zorro Girl," in the Sin City films has made her something of a cult figure among indie and fantasy film fans. She also toured Europe with Tito & Tarantula, the band featured in her brother's vampire/crime thriller, From Dusk Till Dawn.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz; Photographer: Roger Baker. Rag Radio (www.theragblog.com/rag-radio/) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (TheRagBlog.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP (www.koop.org/listen-now), and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 55:19.